If you’re just like me, you stopped getting ice cream from McDonald’s a very long time ago. Not for the reason that you grew out of treating yourself but because the ice cream machines all of a sudden stopped functioning.
For numerous years, trying to order a McFlurry was just like returning to some toxic relationship; you would get the hopes that this time everything would work at last, and you would get what you really desire and deserve.
But every time, you would be disappointed with the same excuse: “it is just not functioning. That famous one-liner was a running gag for years among the fans of McDonald’s, but in the heart, we’re all saddened deeply by the malfunctioning machines of ice cream, so much so that a lot of us ended ordering.
Recently, however, it seems that the problem has been fixed, and I can, at last, get back to pleasing my sweet tooth whenever I desire. Join me in such a McFlurry Renaissance, where I will tell you if you should spend your money on ice cream at McDonald’s have or not based on some key elements: cost, taste, and nutrition.
Apart from the ice cream machine being continually out of order, the McDonald’s McFlurry has a lot of redeemable qualities. What the majority of individuals do not acquaint is that the McFlurry was whipped up in 1995 in Canada for the very first time by one of the franchise owners of McDonald’s.
And while the M&M McFlurry was available for as long as my 20-something brain can remember, the legacy started with some flavors I have never seen marketed: Coffee Crisp, Fudgeo Cookies, and Smarties, as well as the Oreo flavor we all love. After rapidly gaining recognition in Canada, McFlurry made a name for itself all across the world, and McDonald’s launched new flavors that accommodated the international taste buds.
Flavors Of McFlurry:
While you cannot get the Smarties McFlurry any longer, the majority of locations serve two staple flavors, M&M and Oreo. Each McFlurry begins the same manner, with the soft vanilla serve. But what a lot of people do not realize is that the strangely-shaped spoon you get with each treat plays a key role in the making of the McFlurry.
The square opening at your spoon’s end can attach directly to your soft serve machine, letting it blend the different syrups, toppings, and candy that goes in the desert. M&M and Oreo toppings are the most well-known to us in the US, but different international McDonald’s outlets have their own traditional flavors, as well.
A few interesting blends comprise Dulce de Leche from Latin America, Durian Crunch from Singapore, and Bubble Gum Squash from New Zealand and Australia. There’s also a new flavor that United States McDonald’s outlets experimented with in honor of St. Patrick’s Day; it is the green Oreo Shamrock McFlurry.
McDonald’s M&M McFlurry Review:
I could have reviewed any of the ice cream treats, but I picked McFlurry because it’s survived the test of time. Since 1995, we have seen it become a universal phenomenon, signifying countries all across the world with unique flavors.
Being presented with the McFlurry is a childhood rite of passage, as well as the guilty pleasure of any adult. And as we see the fast-food menu items simply come and go, the McFlurry is actually here to stay. Usually, I will review things that I have never tried previously so I can get a fresh take on that, but this time is different.
I have loved McFlurry more times than I’m at ease admitting that to you, but I think it is significant to revisit the old classics to check if they’re still commendable of reputation.
Texture & Taste:
I have not traveled to New Zealand to test out the McFlurry Bubble Gum Squash, but I feel positive affirming that the McFlurry M&M is the real MVP. It is simple, not overdone like a lot of other ice cream treats available. I acquaint exactly what I am gonna bite into, and without any fail, it really tastes the same each time.
The creamy and cold vanilla soft serve mixed with the crunch of M&Ms definitely hits the right spot. The only problem I actually have is that the candies aren’t always combined in as well as I’d love. The pieces are frequently towards the top, so once I reach halfway through the treat, it is all soft serve that I get.
If I desired a vanilla ice cream cup, I’d have got one. However, over the past years, I have learned the best method of combating this complete disappointment is just to stir the McFlurry as soon as you take it to make sure the pieces of M&M are dispersed in an even way throughout.
Is It Healthy? Nutritional Facts:
You do not have to see the calories in your McFlurry to acquaint if it is healthy or not. Candy and ice cream are the primary ingredients, ‘nough said. But if you are still interested, here is a nutrition information breakdown in a regular size McFlurry M&M:
Trans Fat: 1 g
Protein: 14 g
Total Fat: 22 g
Cholesterol: 56 mg
Total Carbohydrates: 93 g
Saturated Fat: 12 g
Sodium: 188 mg
Dietary Fiber: 0.7 g
Potassium: 724 mg
Sugars: 85 g
Is It Worth Trying? Cost:
For just under three dollars for the regular and 1.69 dollars for the snack size, you cannot go wrong getting the McFlurry from McDonald’s (costs might vary). You will disburse nearly a dollar more at DQ for almost the same thing and double the cost at Starbucks for the version that does not even have any candy.
If you desire something crunchy, sweet, and cheap, the McFlurry M&M is a no-fail alternative. Plus, you can dip the fries into it for a salty and sweet duo if you are into that sort of thing.